Belter Parlor Furniture – Reference Set for the "Henry Clay" Pattern

by John Werry on January 28, 2007

0982 1 lg 718591 Belter Parlor Furniture   Reference Set for the "Henry Clay" Pattern

Up for auction from St. Charles Galleries, Inc. are 7 pieces of John Henry Belter’s “Henry Clay” pattern parlor furniture. The exciting part of this sale is that these pieces are being deaccessioned from “Ashland,” The Estate of Henry Clay, Lexington, Kentucky. These are the reference pieces for the “Henry Clay” pattern. Sold in 5 separate lots. The sofa sale starts at $4,000 and the range is $5,000 to $8,000.

More from the listing:

This group of Belter parlor furniture was owned by Colonel William Cassius Goodloe. Colonel Goodloe served as chairman of the national committee of the Republican Party and was later appointed Minister to Belgium by President Hayes. Goodloe lived at the now Historic “Loudoun House,” one of the largest and finest examples of Gothic Revival architecture in Kentucky. Goodloe’s daughter married into the Henry Clay family and her grandchildren donated this set to Ashland in the 1950’s.

Can provenance get any better?

0983 1 th 783482 Belter Parlor Furniture   Reference Set for the "Henry Clay" PatternBelter American Rococo Revival Rosewood Méridienne – starts at $4,000. Range $5,000 – $8000
0984 1 th 721839 Belter Parlor Furniture   Reference Set for the "Henry Clay" PatternBelter American Rococo Revival Rosewood Armchair – starts at $2,000. Range $2,500 – $4,000
0986 1 th 753474 Belter Parlor Furniture   Reference Set for the "Henry Clay" PatternBelter American Rococo Revival Rosewood Sidechairs – starts at $2000. Range $2,500 – $4,000
0985 1 th 737407 Belter Parlor Furniture   Reference Set for the "Henry Clay" PatternBelter American Rococo Revival Rosewood Sidechairs – starts at $2000. Range $2,500 – $4,000

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